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Shots fired at officers after undercover drug operation

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Gunshots were fired at officers during a police drug investigation in northwest Charlotte Thursday night.

No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. The suspects fled, and officers were not sure if one of them was injured by bullets.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. near Jordan’s Pond Lane as officers were making an undercover drug buy near Brookshire Boulevard and Bellhaven Boulevard, according to police.

“During the pre-arranged drug investigation the suspect robbed an undercover officer and an informant,” according to a police news release. “The suspect then jumped into a vehicle being driven by a female and began to leave the neighborhood.”

Officers who tried to stop the car exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Police say one of the suspects also shot and killed a neighborhood dog while trying to escape.

Dozens of police officers were engaged in a manhunt in northern Charlotte, said CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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